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Raving – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

They may have considered him a raving lunatic for wandering up and down the street in a sandwich board and shouting his message to the masses, but he knew that as long as he was being heard, his message had a chance of reaching someone, and that made the looks of derision and snide remarks he received tolerable.


This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “raving”:


10 wonderful quotes about being a writer #amwriting #writer #writerslife

G.L. Cromarty

“You fail only if you stop.”

~ Ray Bradbury

“This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away.”

~ Anne Lamott

“Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities, and have them relate to other characters living with him.”

~ Mel Brooks

“Most people carry their demons around with them, buried down deep inside. Writers wrestle their demons to the surface, fling them out onto the page, then call them characters.”

~ C.K. Webb

“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”

~Henry Green

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the…

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Still – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

In the still of the night, he deftly crept across the lawn to the window and stood as still as he could and listened quietly to the meeting going on in the room. According to his mission, it was supposed to be a short meeting, but after an hour he couldn’t believe it was still going, and he had to fight the urge to move to relieve his stiff leg muscles. When it finally broke up, he let out a small sigh of relief and crept back out into the night, albeit not quite as deftly as before.


This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “still”:

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The Key Stages of Discovering You Were Put on This Earth to Write Stuff! #Writer #Writing #MondayBlogs


Oprah Winfrey once said:

“We’re all called. If you’re here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our human community. The real work of your life is to figure out your function–your part in the whole–as soon as possible, and then get about the business of fulfilling it as only you can.”

This post is dedicated to all of us who, at some stage in our lives, discovered we do have a contribution to make to our human community and that is – to write stuff!

We woke up one morning and realised we were not being called to make music, to dance, to race around an athletic track, to score goals at the Football World Cup, to design beautiful clothes or to create jaw dropping sculptures. Nope, we were being called to write…stuff!

After a lot of soul-searching we came to the conclusion that our life purpose was…

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Forget – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

He checked off the last item on his to-do list at work with a smile and left for a home feeling accomplished. But as he drove, he couldn’t escape the feeling there was something important he had managed to forget. When he got home and his wife greeted him, all dressed up, and frowned at his empty hands, he remembered what it was: their anniversary.



This day-late post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “forget”: